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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

7/11/12 Leinenkugel Honey Weiss and Classic Amber

On Monday night I headed up to my usual destination of Dorko's in Mount Carmel, PA for team trivia. The RZA had a rough night after coming out of the gate strong we struggled with getting all of the YUM brand restaurants and it went south from there. All in all it was a pretty good day, I got to add two new beers to my list and I swam 60 laps for the first time in a long time. The two beers I sampled were Leinenkugel Classic Amber and then I had Honey Weiss. The Classic Amber was the first beer I sampled. It had a great taste but nothing to unusual. It was a typical lager and just a good beer. It had a small head at about 1" that appeared fizzy white and it dissipated quickly. It had excellent lacing and little carbonation with a gold color and a normal clarity. The taste and aroma was grain with a light flavor and an average finish length. The mouth feel was watery with a middle tongue hit and excellent body lacing. The second beer I had was Honey Weiss. I liked this beer a little bit more because it had a different quality about it. The head was small at 1" with a white foamy appearance. The head lacing was excellent and it had a light flavor with a sweet almost cherry like taste. The finish length was average with a middle tongue hit and excellent body lacing. There was no carbonation and the mouth feel was watery with a head that dissipated slowly. Overall both beers were very good and I would easily have them again with the nod going to the Honey Weiss. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.







Information from Leinenkugel about Honey Weiss


Since its introduction in 1995, Honey Weiss has created quite a buzz. Brewed with Red Valley Wheat, Yakima Valley Cluster hops and a touch of real Wisconsin honey. Leinie's Honey Weiss has a crisp, clean perfectly balanced flavor. Top your Honey Weiss off with a lemon wedge, sit back and enjoy.


In 2000, 2004 and 2006, Honey Weiss won Silver at the World Beer Cup® and Gold in 2002 in the American-Style Wheat Beer category. In 1998, it won Silver at the Great American Beer Festival® in the American Style Wheat Ale or Lager category.



Malts:Wheat and Pale
Hops:Cluster
Other:Real Wisconsin Honey

Pairings: The perfectly balanced taste of Honey Weiss is the official beer of the Friday Fish Fryand also complements Mexican dishes like nachos con carne and beef burritos.

Information from Leinenkugel about Classic Amber
The brilliant amber color, premium blends of malts and subtle, yet unmistakable citrus hop complexity make Classic Amber a 100% all-malt masterpiece.
Malts:Pale, Caramel 60, Munich
Hops:Cluster, Hallertau®, Mt. Hood and Cascade
The clean hop finish, mild bitterness and subtle citrus taste of Classic Amber cuts right through decadent 
foods like venison, steak and burgers.

Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Leinenkugel's - Honey Weiss Beer

  1.   
Calories149Sodium5 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs12 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Leinenkugel Classic Amber Beer - 1 Bottle

  1.   
Calories162Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs0 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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